[Mailman-Users] Headers and why they suck

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui at plaidworks.com
Mon Apr 8 19:21:34 CEST 2002

On 4/8/02 9:59 AM, "Dave Sherohman" <esper at sherohman.org> wrote:

> OK, I'll give you that List-Post: isn't applicable to your list.

And I believe in 2.1, mailman won't include headers that aren't relevant to
a list, so an announce-only list won't get list-post. Barry? Is that true? I
know we talked about it.

> And I guess it might be a little silly to include subscription
> instructions (the List-Subscribe: header) on messages that only get
> sent to people who are already subscribed to the list.

Not at all. Messages get forwarded around A LOT. So the list-subscribe is
there so that the person who gets the message from a friend of a friend who
saw it on a mail list has a chance of figuring out how to get onto the list.

> List-Archive:, like List-Post:, seems like Mailman could determine

Again, I think that's a 2.1 thing.

Chuq Von Rospach, Architech
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    (source: third unabridged dictionary of chuqui-isms).

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